Jingzhen Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Jingzhen Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH

Jingzhen Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr.
RBIII-WB5403
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-5852
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Biography

Dr. Yang is an associate professor of pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her research has primarily focused on sports injury prevention and control. She has directed a federally funded, multi-site, interdisciplinary collaborative research study that involved Division I intercollegiate athletes on sports injury and psychological outcomes. She has also built strong methodological skills through involvement in a wide range of other injury prevention, intervention, and evaluation research projects nationally and internationally. In 2010, she was appointed to serve on the Major League Baseball Injury Research Committee, which provides guidance in injury research among professional baseball players. She was recently awarded funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the impact of state traumatic brain injury laws on sport-related concussions. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute, she collaborates with sport medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons on basic and clinic research related to pediatric sport-related injuries.

Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Epidemiology of pediatric sport-related concussions and orthopedic injuries
  • Sport-injuries and psychological outcomes
  • Impacts of state TBI laws on sport-related concussions

Education and Training

Graduate School

  • Indiana University at Bloomington
    Date Completed: 12/15/1999

Graduate School

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Date Completed: 08/16/2004

Department:

  • Center for Injury Research and Policy

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 06/30/2014

Professional Experience

2014–present

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

2012–2014

  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

2004–2012

  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

1983–1998

  • Suzhou University, Suzhou, China

Publications

  • Chrisman M, Nothwehr F, Yang JZ, Oleson J. 2015. Environmental influences on physical activity in rural Midwestern adults: A qualitative approach.  Health Promotion Practice. Vol. 16, no. 1. (January): 142-148.
  • Fronek J, Yang JZ, Osbahr DC, et al. 2015. Shoulder functional performance status of Minor League professional baseball pitchers.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Vol. 24, no. 1. (January): 17-23.
  • Yang JZ, SchaeferJ, Zhang N, Covassin T, Ding K, Heiden E. 2014. Social support from the athletic trainer and symptoms of depression and anxiety at return to play.  Journal of Athletic Training. Vol. 49, no. 6. (November): 773-779.
  • Schwab-Reese L, Heiden EO, Kim KQ, Yang JZ. 2014. Evaluation of Period of PURPLE Crying, an Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological, & Neonatal Nursing. Vol. 43, no. 6. (November): 752-761.
  • Chrisman M, Nothwehr F, Yang JZ, Oleson J. 2014. Perceived Correlates of domain-specific physical activity in rural adults in the Midwest.  Journal of Rural Health. Vol. 30, no. 4. (September): 352-358.
  • Chrisman M, Nothwehr F, Janz K, Yang JZ, Oleson J. Perceived resources and environmental correlates of domain-specific physical activity in rural Midwestern adults.  Journal of Physical Activity & Health. PubMed ID: 25153923
  • Chen X, Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C,Chen K, Liu X, Li L. 2014. Hospital-Based Program to Increase Child Safety Restraint Use among Birthing Mothers in China.  PLoS ONE. Vol. 9, no. 8. (August): ee105100.
  • Fronek, J, Yang, JZ, Osbahr, DC, Pollack, K, ElAttrache, NS, Noonan, TJ, Conte, S, Yocum, LA. 2014. Shoulder functional performance status of minor league professional baseball pitchers.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Vol. ??, no. August: eDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2014.04.019.
  • Yang JZ, Miller T, Zhang N, LeHew B, Peek-Asa C. 2014. Incidence and Cost of Sexual Violence in Iowa.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 47, no. 2. (August): 198-202.
  • Peek-Asa C, Cavanaugh J, Yang JZ, Chande V, Young T, Ramirez M. 2014. Steering teens safe: a randomized trial of a parent-based intervention to improve safe teen driving.  BMC Public Health. Vol. 14, no. July: e777.
  • Covassin T, Crutcher B, Bleecker A, Heiden E, Dailey A, Yang JZ. 2014. Post-injury Anxiety and Social Support Among Collegiate Athletes: A Comparison Between Orthopaedic Injuries and Concussions.  Journal of Athletic Training. Vol. 49, no. 4. (July): 462-468.
  • Yang,Jing; Fox,Robert,A. 2014. Perception of English Vowels by Bilingual Chinese-English and Corresponding Monolingual Listeners.  LANGUAGE AND SPEECH. Vol. 57, no. 2. (June): 215-237.
  • Chen,Chun-Liang; Yang,Jixin; James,Iyore,OA; Zhang,Hong-Yi; Besner,Gail,E. 2014. Heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor restores Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in intestinal stem cells exposed to ischemia/reperfusion injury.  SURGERY. Vol. 155, no. 6. (June): 1069-1080.
  • Yang JZ, Mann B, Guettler J, et al. 2014. Risk-Prone Pitching Activities and Injuries in Youth Baseball Findings From a National Sample.  American Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol. 42, no. 6. (June): 1456-1463.
  • Yang JZ, Cheng G, Zhang Y, Covassin T, Heiden E, Peek-Asa C. 2014. Influence of symptoms of depression and anxiety on injury hazard among collegiate football players.  Research in Sports Medicine. Vol. 22, no. 2. (April): 147-160.
  • Chen X, Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Li L. 2014. Parents' experience with child safety restraint in China.  BMC Public Health. Vol. 14, no. April: e318.
  • Yanz JZ, Schaefer JT, Zhang N, Covassin TA, Ding KL, Heiden E. 2014. Social support from the athletic traner and symptoms of depression and anxiety at return-to-play.  J Athl Train. Vol. 42, no. 6. (March): 1456-1463.
  • Hamann C, Ramirez M, Yang JZ, Chande V, Peek-Asa C. 2014. Parent and Teen Agreement on Driving Expectations Prior to Teen Licensure.  American Journal of Health Behavior. Vol. 38, no. 1. (January): 13-21.
  • Chen X, Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, McGeHee D, Li L. 2014. Child restraint use and parents' knowledge of and attitude towards child restraint in Shantou, China.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 46, no. 1. (January): 85-88.
  • Wang C, Dong X, Yang JZ, et al. Sexual violence experienced by male and female Chinese college students in Guangzhou.  Injury Prevention.
  • Zhou,Yu; Yang,Jixin; Watkins,Daniel,J; Boomer,Laura,A; Matthews,Mika,A; Su,Yanwei; Besner,Gail,E. 2013. Enteric nervous system abnormalities are present in human necrotizing enterocolitis: potential neurotransplantation therapy.  STEM CELL RESEARCH & THERAPY. Vol. 4, no. December: e157.
  • Zhang N, Campo S, Janz K, Eckler P, Yang JZ, Snetselaar L, Signorini A. 2013. Electronic word of mouth on twitter about physical activity in the United States: Exploratory infodemiology study.  Journal of Medical Internet Research. Vol. 15, no. 11. (November): ee261.
  • Yang JZ, Campo S, Ramirez M, Krapfl J, Cheng G, Peek-Asa C. 2013. Family Communication Patterns and Teen Drivers' Attitudes Toward Driving Safety.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Vol. 27, no. 5. (September): 334-341.
  • Ramirez M, Yang JZ, Young T, et al. 2013. Implementation Evaluation of Steering Teens Safe: Engaging Parents to Deliver a New Parent-Based Teen Driving Intervention to Their Teens.  Health Education & Behavior. Vol. 40, no. 4. (August): 426-434.
  • Iacovelli J, Yang JZ, Thomas G, Wu H, Schiltz T, Foster D. 2013. The effect of field condition and shoe type on lower extremity injuries in American Football.  British Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol. 47, no. 12. (August): 789-793.
  • Wang D, Zhao WY, Wheeler K, Yang JZ, Xiang H. 2013. Unintentional fall injuries among U.S. children: A study based on the National Emergency Department Sample.  International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. Vol. 20, no. 1. (February): 27-35.
  • Chen XJ, Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, McGehee DV, Li LP. 2013. Investigation on child safety restraint use.  Chinese Journal of Disease Control and Prevention. Vol. 17, no. 10. (January): 851-854.
  • Cao YY, Yang JZ, Ramirez M, Peek-Asa C. 2013. Characteristics of workplace threats requiring response from a university threat assessment team.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Vol. 55, no. 1. (January): 45-51.
  • Wang D, Zhao W, Wheeler K, Yang, JZ, Xiang H. 2013. Unintentional fall injuries among US children: a study based on the National Emergency Department Sample.  Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. Vol. 20, no. 1. (January): 27-35.
  • Zhang, N, Campo, S, Janz, K, Eckler, P, Yang, JZ, Snetselaar, L, Signorini, P. 2013. Electronic word of mouth on twitter about physical activity in the United States: Exploratory infodemiology study.  J Med Internet Res. Vol. 15, no. 11. (January): ee261.
  • Yang JZ, O'Gara E, Cheng G, et al. 2012. At What Age Should Children Engage in Agricultural Tasks?.  Journal of Rural Health. Vol. 28, no. 4. (October): 372-379.
  • Reese LMS, Pittsinger R, Yang JZ. 2012. Effectiveness of psychological intervention following sport injury.  Journal of Sport and Health Science. Vol. 1, no. 2. (September): 71-79.
  • Boulanger KT, Campo S, Glanville JL, Lowe JB, Yang JZ. 2012. The development and validation of the client expectations of massage scale.  International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. Vol. 5, no. 3. (September): 3-15.
  • Ramirez M, Wu Y, Kataoka S, Wong M, Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Stein B. 2012. Youth Violence across Multiple Dimensions: A Study of Violence, Absenteeism, and Suspensions among Middle School Children.  Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 161, no. 3. (September): 542-546.
  • Yang JZ, Tibbetts AS, Covassin T, Cheng G, Nayar S, Heiden E. 2012. Epidemiology of Overuse and Acute Injuries Among Competitive Collegiate Athletes.  Journal of Athletic Training. Vol. 47, no. 2. (March): 198-204.
  • Yang, JZ, Cheng, G, Zhang, N, Ramirez, M, Marshall, SW, Albright, J. 2012. Hospitalizations and hospital charges for sports-related fractures among children in the United States.  Journal of Exercise. Vol. 9, no. 1. (January): 1-12.
  • Ramirez, M, Wu, Y, Kataoka, S, Wong, M, Yang, JZ, Peek-Asa, C, Stein, B. 2012. Youth violence across multiple dimensions: A study of violence, absenteeism and suspensions among middle school children.  The Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 161, no. 3. (January): 542-546.
  • Schwab-Reese, LM, Pittsinger, R, Yang, JZ. 2012. Effectiveness of psychological intervention following sport injury (review).  Journal of Sport and Health Science. Vol. 1, no. 2. (January): 71-79.
  • Yang JZ, Cheng G, Zhang N, Ramirez M, Marshall SW, Albright J. 2012. Hospitalizations and hospital charges for sports-related fractures among children in the United States.  Asian Journal of Exercise & Sports Science. Vol. 9, no. 1. (January): 1-12.
  • Chen SY, Chen JW, Yang JZ. 2011. Selections from recent Chinese language journals.  American Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol. 39, no. 12. (December): 2697-2698.
  • Peek-Asa C, Yang JZ, Hamann C, Young T. 2011. Smoke Alarm Tests May Not Adequately Indicate Smoke Alarm Function.  Journal of Burn Care & Research. Vol. 32, no. 4. (July): E135-E139.
  • Peek-Asa, C, Yang, JZ, Hamann, C, Young, T. 2011. Smoke alarm tests may not adequately indicate smoke alarm function.  J Burn Care Res. Vol. 32, no. 4. (July): e135-9.
  • Yang JZ, Jones MP, Cheng G, Ramirez M, Taylor C, Peek-Asa C. 2011. Do nuisance alarms decrease functionality of smoke alarms near the kitchen? Findings from a randomised controlled trial.  Injury Prevention. Vol. 17, no. 3. (June): 160-165.
  • Yang, JZ, Jones, MP, Cheng, G, Ramirez, M, Taylor, C, Peek-Asa, C. 2011. Do nuisance alarms decrease functionality of smoke alarms near the kitchen? Findings from a randomized controlled trial.  Inj Prev. Vol. 17, no. 3. (June): 160-5.
  • Ding K, Yang JZ, Cheng G, Schiltz T, Summers KM, Skinstad AH. 2011. Hospitalizations and hospital charges for co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Vol. 40, no. 4. (June): 366-375.
  • Peek-Asa C, Yang JZ, Ramirez M, Hamann C, Cheng G. 2011. Factors affecting charges and hospital length of stay from teenage motor vehicle crash hospitalizations among United States teenagers, 2002-2007.  Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 43, no. 3. (May): 595-600.
  • Dong X, Peek-Asa C, Yang JZ, et al. 2011. The association of road safety knowledge and risk behaviour with paediatric road traffic injury in Guangzhou, China.  Injury Prevention. Vol. 17, no. 1. (February): 15-20.
  • Chin MK, Edginton CR, Tang MS, Phua KW, Yang JZ. 2011. School and community-based physical education and healthy active living programs: Holistic practices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United States. In Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity: Current Status, Consequences and Prevention. Edited by Bagchi D.. San Diego: Elsevier.
  • Peek-Asa C, Yang JZ, Hamann C, Jones MP, Young T, Zwerling C. 2010. Smoke Alarm and Battery Function 42 Months After Installation A Randomized Trial.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 39, no. 4. (October): 368-371.
  • Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Lowe JB, Heiden E, Foster DT. 2010. Social Support Patterns of Collegiate Athletes Before and After Injury.  Journal of Athletic Training. Vol. 45, no. 4. (July): 372-379.
  • Gupta N, Chin MK, Yang JZ, et al. 2010. Obesity prevention in Singapore: Collaborative efforts among government, health professionals and the community.  Asian Journal of Exercise & Sports Science. Vol. 7, no. 1. (January): 61-70.
  • Ramirez, M, Young, T, Yang, JZ, Snetselaar, L, Peek-Asa, C, Roth L. 2010. Implementation evaluation of Steering Teens Safe, Engaging parents to deliver a new parent-based teen driving intervention to their teens.  Health Education & Behavior. Vol. 1, no. January: eDOI: 10.1177/1090198112459517.
  • Knowles SB, Marshall SW, Bowling JM, Loomis D, Millikan RW, Yang JZ, Mueller FO. 2009. Risk factors for injury among high school football players.  Epidemiology. Vol. 20, no. 2. (March): 302-310.
  • Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Cheng G, Heiden E, Falb S, Ramirez M. 2009. Incidence and characteristics of school bus crashes and injuries.  Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 41, no. 2. (March): 336-341.
  • Ramirez M, Yang JZ, Bourque L, et al. 2009. Sports Injuries to High School Athletes With Disabilities.  Pediatrics. Vol. 123, no. 2. (February): 690-696.
  • Yang JZ, Phillips G, Xiang H, Allareddy V, Heiden E, Peek-Asa C. 2008. Hospitalizations for sport-related concussions in US children aged 5 to 18 years during 2000-2004.  British Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol. 42, no. 8. (August): 664-669.
  • Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Jones MP, et al. 2008. Smoke alarms by type and battery life in rural households - A randomized controlled trial.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 35, no. 1. (July): 20-24.
  • Torabi MR, Yang JZ. 2008. Comprehensive school health model: An integrated school health education and physical education program. In International Conference for Physical Educators
  • Knowles SB, Marshall SW, Miller T, Spicer R, Bowling JM, Loomis D, Millikan RW, Yang JZ, Mueller FO. 2007. Cost of injuries from a prospective cohort study of North Carolina high school athletes.  Injury Prevention. Vol. 13, no. 6. (December): 416-421.
  • Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Corlette JD, Cheng G, F DT, Albright J. 2007. Prevalence of and risk factors associated with symptoms of depression in competitive collegiate student athletes.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Vol. 17, no. 6. (November): 481-487.
  • Nothwehr F, Yang JZ, Wu H. 2007. Goal setting frequency and the use of diet and physical activity-related behavioral strategies.  Health Education Research. Vol. 22, no. 4. (August): 532-538.
  • Allareddy V, Peek-Asa C, Yang JZ, Zwerling C. 2007. Risk factors for rural residential fires.  Journal of Rural Health. Vol. 23, no. 3. (June): 264-269.
  • Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Allareddy V, Phillips G, Zhang Y, Cheng G. 2007. Patient and hospital characteristics associated with length of stay and hospital charges for pediatric sports-related injury hospitalizations in the United States, 2000-2003.  Pediatrics. Vol. 119, no. 4. (April): E813-E820.
  • Parizkova J, Chin MK, Chia M, Yang JZ. 2007. An international perspective on obesity, health and physical activity: Current trends and challenges in China and Asia.  Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness. Vol. 5, no. 1. (January): 7-23.
  • Knowles SB, Marshall SW, Bowling JM, Loomis D, Millikan R, Yang JZ, Weaver NL, Kalsbeek W, Mueller FO. 2006. A prospective study of injury incidence among North Carolina high school athletes.  American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 164, no. 12. (December): 1209-1221.
  • Nothwehr F, Snetselaar L, Yang JZ, Wu H. 2006. Stage of change for healthful eating and use of behavioral strategies.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Vol. 106, no. 7. (July): 1035-1041.
  • Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Allareddy V, Zwerling C, Lundell J. 2006. Perceived risk of home fire and escape plans in rural households.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 30, no. 1. (January): 7-12.
  • Lowe J, Yang JZ, Heiden E, DiClemente RJ. 2006. Intervention research and program evaluation. In Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications. Edited by Gielen AC, Sleet DA, DiClemente RJ.. San Francisco: Wiley.
  • Chin MK, Yang JZ, Girandola RN, Ding K, Nothwehr F, Peek-Asa C. 2006. Prevalence of obesity and body composition in Hong Kong school children.  Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness. Vol. 4, no. 2. (January): 85-96.
  • Peek-Asa C, Allareddy V, Yang JZ, Taylor C, Lundell J, Zwerling C. 2005. When one is not enough: prevalence and characteristics of homes not adequately protected by smoke alarms.  Injury Prevention. Vol. 11, no. 6. (December): 364-368.
  • Yang JZ, Bowling JM, Lewis MA, Marshall SW, Runyan CW, Mueller FO. 2005. Use of discretionary protective equipment in high school athletes: prevalence and determinants.  American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 95, no. 11. (November): 1996-2002.
  • Linnan LA, Sterba KR, Lee AM, Bontempi JB, Yang JZ, Crump C. 2005. Planning and the professional preparation of health educators: implications for teaching, research, and practice.  Health promotion practice. Vol. 6, no. 3. (July): 308-319.
  • Linnan LA, Ferguson YO, Wasilewski Y, Lee AM, Yang JZ, Solomon F, Katz M. 2005. Using community-based participatory research methods to reach women with health messages: results from the North Carolina BEAUTY and Health Pilot Project.  Health promotion practice. Vol. 6, no. 2. (April): 164-173.
  • Yang JZ, Marshall SW, Bowling JM, Runyan CW, Mueller FO, Lewis MA. 2005. Use of discretionary protective equipment and rate of lower extremity injury in high school athletes.  American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 161, no. 6. (March): 511-519.
  • Linnan, L, Ferguson, YO, Wailewski, Y, Lee,, AM, Yang, JZ, Solomon, FM, Katz, ML. 2005. Using community-based participatory research methods to reach women with health messages: Results from the North Carolina BEAUTY and Health project.  Health Promot Pract. Vol. 6, no. 2. (January): 164-73.
  • Runyan CW, Johnson RM, Yang JZ, et al. 2005. Risk and protective factors for fires, burns, and carbon monoxide poisoning in U.S. households.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 28, no. 1. (January): 102-108.
  • Tung KY, Chen ML, Wang HJ, Chen GS, Peck M, Yang JZ, Liu CC. 2005. A seven-year epidemiology study of 12,381 admitted burn patients in Taiwan-using the Internet registration system of the Childhood Burn Foundation.  Burns. Vol. 31, no. Suppl 1. (January): S12-S17.
  • Marshall SW, Runyan CW, Yang JZ, et al. 2005. Prevalence of selected risk and protective factors for falls in the home.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 28, no. 1. (January): 95-101.
  • Solomon FM, Linnan LA, Wasilewski Y, Lee AM, Katz ML, Yang JZ. 2004. Observational study in ten beauty salons: Results informing development of the North Carolina BEAUTY and health project.  Health Education & Behavior. Vol. 31, no. 6. (December): 790-807.
  • Schulz MR, Marshall SW, Mueller FO, Yang JZ, Weaver NL, Kalsbeek WD, Bowling JM. 2004. Incidence and risk factors for concussion in high school athletes, North Carolina, 1996-1999.  American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 160, no. 10. (November): 937-944.
  • Schulz MR, Marshall SW, Yang JZ, Mueller FO, Weaver NL, Bowling JM. 2004. A prospective cohort study of injury incidence and risk factors in North Carolina High School competitive cheerleaders.  American Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol. 32, no. 2. (March): 396-405.
  • McCrea M, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Barr W, Randolph C, Cantu RC, Onate JA, Yang JZ, Kelly JP. 2003. Acute effects and recovery time following concussion in collegiate football players - The NCAA Concussion Study.  JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 290, no. 19. (November): 2556-2563.
  • Marshall SW, Mueller FO, Yang JZ, Kirby DP. 2003. Injuries in Youth Baseball (Letter to Editor).  JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 290, no. 2. (July): 194-195.
  • Marshall SW, Mueller FO, Kirby DP, Yang JZ. 2003. Evaluation of safety balls and faceguards for prevention of injuries in youth baseball.  JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 289, no. 5. (February): 568-574.
  • McCrea, M, Guskiewicz, KM, Marshall, SW, Barr, W, Randolph, C, Cantu, RC, Yang, JZ, Kelly, J. 2003. Acute effects and recovery time following concussion in collegiate football players: the NCAA concussion study.  JAMA. Vol. 290, no. 19. (January): 2556-2563.
  • Chin MK, Yang JZ, Masterson C. 2003. Connection between physical education and Physical Best in Hong Kong: An alternative new model of innovative teaching health-related fitness in Asia?.  Journal of International Council Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports, and Dance. Vol. 39, no. 3. (January): 61-64.
  • Torabi MR, Yang JZ, Li JJ. 2002. Comparison of tobacco use knowledge, attitude and practice among college students in China and the United States.  Health Promotion International. Vol. 17, no. 3. (September): 247-253.
  • Linnan LA, Kim AE, Wasilewski Y, Lee AM, Yang JZ, Solomon F. 2001. Working with licensed cosmetologists to promote health: results from the North Carolina BEAUTY and Health Pilot Study.  Preventive Medicine. Vol. 33, no. 6. (December): 606-612.
  • Li JJ, Yang JZ, Lu XL, Zhao JX, Zhou F, Wang FM. 2001. Attitudes towards and knowledge of health education among senior middle school students, an experimental study.  Chinese Journal of Health Education. Vol. 17, no. 3. (January): 169-171.
  • Li JJ, Yang JZ, Chin MK, et al. 2001. Current status and future development of school health education in China.
  • Chin MK, Yang JZ, Li WM, Ji KY, Deng SX, Ji L. 2000. Developing physical educators competencies in next millennium.  Journal of Beijing University of Physical Education. Vol. 23, no. 1. (January): 70-72.
  • Li JJ, Yang JZ, Cai G, et al. 2000. Role of health education in improving high school students' exercise motivation and performance.  Journal of Suzhou University. Vol. 8, no. January: 43-49.
  • Bailey WJ, King MH, Ding K, Lay MA, Shively D, Yang JZ, Senn O, Simone DJ, Ames M, Jackson S, Pearson W. 1999. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use by Indiana Children and Adolescents. Bloomington, IN: The Trustees of Indiana University; The Indiana Prevnetion Resource Center.
  • Yang JZ, Li XH, Chin MK, Girandola RN, Deng SX. 1999. The fitness for all program: Leading China into the 21st century.  Journal of International Council Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance. Vol. 35, no. 2. (January): 18-23.
  • Yang JZ, Li JJ, Hu Q, Liu Y. 1998. Fitness consciousness and fitness habits.  Zhejiang Sports Science. Vol. 20, no. 1. (January): 51-54.
  • Yang JZ, Chin MK, Li JJ. 1998. Health education's role in maintaining habitual physical activity and healthy lifestyles. In Physical Education in Higher Education in China Toward the 21st Century International Conference. Edited by Fu FH, Chung PK, Chin MK.. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University.
  • Liu YK, Yang JZ, Chin MK. 1998. Teaching games for understanding - A new teaching approach for games.  China School Physical Education. Vol. 3, no. January: 28-29.
  • Chin MK, Yang JZ. 1997. The factors and causes related to obesity in Children.  School Physical Education in China. Vol. 6, no. January: 49-50.
  • Chin MK, Yang JZ. 1997. Physical ability, maximal growth potential and optimal health in early life -- An international perspective.  Ecological Economy & Energy Development. Vol. 2, no. January: 60-67.
  • Zhang HC, Zhu WW, Yang JZ. 1997. How to develop fitness program in family setting. Suzhou: Suzhou University Publishing House.
  • Yang JZ, Chin MK, Deng SX. 1997. Systematic engineering of the "Fitness for All Program" -- a national movement in china.  Hong Kong Baptist University, PERS Review. Vol. 3, no. 1. (January): 10-17.
  • Zhang, HC, Zhu, WW, Yang, JZ. 1997. How to develop fitness program in family setting. In How to develop fitness program in family setting. ??: ??.
  • Yang JZ, Li JJ. 1996. Physiological characteristics of circuit training in improving fitness.  Journal of Suzhou University Natural Science. Vol. 6, no. January: 31-32.
  • Yang JZ, Li JJ. 1996. Enlightenment from american comprehensive school health education program.  Exercises and Science. Vol. 6, no. January: 53-55.
  • Yang JZ, Li JJ. 1996. Anti-aging exercise for older adults -- improving flexibility.  Journal of Suzhou University Natural Science. Vol. 12, no. January: 120-123.
  • Yang JZ. 1995. Health care in china.  Journal of International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance. Vol. 32, no. 1. (January): 33-37.
  • Jiang RZ, Yang JZ, Li JJ. 1995. Evaluating the measurement of physical and fitness condition for non-PE major undergraduates.  Xuexiao Tiyukexue Xinlun. Vol. 1, no. January: 681-683.
  • Yang JZ, Li JJ. 1992. Performance of transferring PE major undergraduate students.  Forum on University Education. Vol. 4, no. January: 22-24.
  • Zhang YS, Yang JZ, Jiang JJ. 1992. Study of the Chinese men's triple jump techniques.  A Guide to Track and Field. Vol. 1, no. January: 8-12.
  • Yang JZ. 1991. Group comparison vs. individual comparison-Applied statistical method in sports.  Journal of Suzhou University Natural Science. Vol. Suppl 1, no. January: s28-s32.
  • Yang JZ, Cheng ZM. 1988. Factors contributing to the floater server.  Tiyu Yu Kexue. Vol. 1, no. January: 38-39.
  • Yang JZ. 1986. Kinesiology of upper-limb joint movement during spiking in college volleyball.  Sports & Science. Vol. 6, no. January: 33-34.
  • Yang JZ. 1985. New direction for weight training (translation).  Jiansu Sports Science. Vol. 4, no. January: e14.
  • Yang, JZ, Peek-Asa, C, Covassin, T, Torner, JC. Post-concussion symptoms of depression and anxiety in division i collegiate athletes.  Developmental Neuropsychology.
  • Zhang N, Campo S, Yang JZ, Janz K, Snetselaar L, Eckler P. Effects of social support about physical activity on social networking sites: applying the Theory of Planned Behavior.  Health Communication.
  • Chrisman, M, Nothwehr, F, Yang, JZ, Oleson, J. Perceived correlates of domain-specific physical activity in rural adults in the Midwest.  Journal of Rural Health.
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  • Yang, JZ, Schaefer, JT, Zhang, N, Covassin, T, Ding, KL, Heiden, E. Social support from the athletic trainer and symptoms of depression and anxiety at return-to-play.  J Athl Train.
  • Hanson, JD, Nothwehr, F, Yang, JZ, Romitti, P. Indirect and direct perceived behavioral control and the role of intention in the context of birth control behavior.  Maternal and Child Health Journal.
  • Chrisman, M, Nothwehr, F, Janz, KF, Yang, JZ, Oleson, J. Perceived resources and environmental correlates of domain-specific physical activity in rural Midwestern adults.  Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
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  • Hanson JD, Nothwehr F, Yang JZ, Romitti P. Indirect and direct perceived behavioral control and the role of invention in the context of birth control behavior.  Maternal and Child Health Journal.
  • Wang C, Dong XM, Yang JZ, Ramirez M, Chi GB, Peek-Asa C, Wang SY. Sexual violence experienced by male and female Chinese college students in Guangzhou.  Injury Prevention.
  • Yang JZ, Peek-Asa C, Covassin T, Torner JC. Post-Concussion symptoms of depression and anxiety in Division I collegiate athletes.  Developmental Neuropsychology.
  • Chrisman, M, Nothwehr, F, Yang, JZ, Oleson, J. Environmental influences on physical activity in rural Midwestern adults: A qualitative approach.  Health Promotion Practice.
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  • Yanz JZ, Peek-Asa, Covassin T, Torner JC. Post-concussion symptoms of depression and anxiety in division i collegiate athletes.  Developmental Neuropsychology.
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Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Kent State University Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, 2013
  • 2012 Journal of Athletic Training Kenneth L. Knight Award for the Outstanding Research Manuscript, 2013
  • Kent State University Faculty Excellence Award in Research, 2013
  • The Best Paper Award for the Student Paper Competition, American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section, 2004
  • American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section Excellence in Science Award, 2013
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